2017/2018 A-League Round 9 Preview



Adelaide United Vs Sydney FC

Friday 1 December, 7:50pm, Coopers Stadium

Western Sydney Wanderers Vs Brisbane Roar

Saturday 2 December, 5:35pm, Spotless Stadium

Newcastle Jets Vs Melbourne City

Saturday 2 December, 7:50pm, McDonald Jones Stadium

Wellington Phoenix Vs Melbourne Victory

Sunday 3 December, 5:00pm, Westpac Stadium

Central Coast Mariners Vs Perth Glory

Sunday 3 December, 7:00pm, Central Coast Stadium


There was plenty of spite when Melbourne City and the Brisbane Roar did battle at Suncorp Stadium earlier this season and they will renew acquaintances in the match of the weekend on Saturday night.

The Newcastle Jets will be keen to knock off Sydney FC in front of their home fans on Sunday afternoon before the round concludes when Adelaide United face the Wellington Phoenix.

There is genuine betting interest in every single game in the A-League this weekend and you can find our recommended plays below.

Melbourne Victory Vs Perth Glory

Friday 2 December, 6:50pm, AAMI Park

Melbourne Victory 1 - Perth Glory 1

The Melbourne Victory have won two games on the trot and they will go into this clash with the Perth Glory as clear favourites.

Melbourne have played some solid football in recent weeks, but they are still tough to trust from a betting standpoint – they have won only five of their past 11 games as home favourites for a clear loss.

Perth looked to be heading in the right direction, but they produced their worst performance of the season to suffer at shock loss at the hands of the Perth Glory last Thursday night.

The Glory have still proven to be a strong betting team over the past 12 months.

They have won four of their past 11 games as away underdogs for a clear profit and the $4.50 on offer for them to return to winning form is definitely over the odds.

Back Perth Glory To Win @ $4.50

Central Coast Mariners Vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Saturday 3 December, 4:35pm, Central Coast Stadium

Central Coast Mariners 1 - Western Sydney Wanderers 4

The Central Coast Mariners finally returned to winning form in front of their home fans, but they will still go into this clash with the Western Sydney Wanderers as clear underdogs.

Central Coast continue to take big steps forward in 2016 and their performance against the Perth Glory was easily their best of the season to date.

In saying that, they have still won only two of their past 11 games as home underdogs and they remain a work in progress.

Western Sydney  have not won a game for six weeks and they played out there fifth draw from their past six games when they faced Brisbane last Friday night.

The Wanderers have won three of their past six games as away favourites for a narrow loss and it is tough to have any confidence in their recent performances.

This is a game that the market looks to have got just about right and I am more than happy to stay out from a betting perspective.

No Bet

Melbourne City Vs Brisbane Roar

Saturday 3 December, 6:50pm, AAMI Park

Melbourne City 1 - Brisbane Roar 1

Melbourne City will be on the quick back-up following the FFA Cup Final with Sydney FC on Wednesday.

Melbourne City have not lost since they went down to the Brisbane Roar at the start of the month and they will go into this clash as clear favourites.

They continue to be extremely tough to beat in front of their home fans at AAMI Park and they have now won ten of their past 12 games as home favourites for a clear profit.

Winning away from home continues to be a problem for the Roar and they have won just one of their past eight games as away underdogs, while three of these games have finished as stalemates.

Backing Melbourne City at home continues to be a winning formula and there is no reason to divert from that this weekend.

Back Melbourne City To Win @ $1.95

Newcastle Jets Vs Sydney FC

Sunday 4 December, 4:00pm, Hunter Stadium

Newcastle Jets 0 - Sydney FC 2

Sydney FC will also be on the quick back-up from the FFA Cup Final and will go into this clash with the Newcastle Jets as clear favourites.

Sydney FC remain unbeaten in the A-League this season, but they produced arguably their worst performance of the season to date against Adelaide United last weekend.

They have won their past six games against the Newcastle Jets, but their record as away favourites is a fairly lacklustre 3-3.

Newcastle have taken a step backwards following their strong start to the season and they have now lost four of their past five games.

The Jets do generally save their best performances for their home fans and they have won three of their past 10 games as home underdogs for a clear profit.

Sydney FC are deserving favourites, but there is no value at their current price and I am willing to take a gamble on the Jets.

Back Newcastle To Win @ $4.33

Adelaide United Vs Wellington Phoenix

Sunday 4 December, 6:00pm, Coopers Stadium

Adelaide United 2 - Wellington Phoenix 0

Adelaide United are still chasing their first win of the A-League season, but they will go into this clash with the Wellington Phoenix as clear favourites.

Adelaide continue to struggle in front of goal, but they are sure to take plenty of confidence from the fact that they were able to keep an in-form Sydney FC outfit scoreless.

They have won nine of their past 15 games as home favourites and they continue to be a winning betting proposition in this scenario.

Wellington were gallant in defeat against Melbourne City and there is no doubt that they have played some better football in the past month.

The Phoenix have actually proven to be a profitable side as away underdogs, but they have still only won three of their past 11 games in this scenario.

Both these teams are tough to trust from a betting perspective and I am more than happy to stay out of this clash from a betting standpoint.

No Bet